Social Pedagogy is the course focused on – a relationship-centred approach to supporting people’s learning, well-being and social inclusion in ways that promote social justice.
Through this course, we aim to:
1. Give you an insight into how social pedagogy has been developing in the world, highlighting both the diversity and connections.
2. Highlight the importance of valuing every person as intrinsically ‘rich’, recognising their unique potential and ability to be a valuable member of society.
3. Introduce you to ways in which you can bring this belief to life in everyday interactions and relationships that support people’s learning, nurture their well-being and enable them to feel included in society.
4. Ensure you are familiar with the most fundamental aspects of social pedagogical practice in ways that are applicable in your own personal and professional life.
- Teacher: Ainuru Zholchieva
Psychology of Interpersonal Relationship course will provide a general overview of psychology of interpersonal relationships, based on classic and contemporary findings from the social psychology. Further, examines the processes of interpersonal relationship, using the perspective of psychological theory and research. Students will learn about the factors that influence the development of interpersonal relationships, individual differences that affect how people function in interpersonal relationships, and conflict in relationships. The course will examine close interpersonal relationships, specifically, adult relationships from a social psychological perspective. Further, will examine how people think and feel about themselves in relation to partners, how people think and feel about their friends, and how people behave within interpersonal relationships. The course will discuss the growth of relationships, love, social exchange, impression management, communication, jealousy, loneliness, and games people play. The course will also review the scientific psychological literature on interpersonal relationships to examine several issues such as importance of interpersonal relationships, attraction towards some people and not others, formation and sustenance of interpersonal relationships, important features of successful relationships, reasons for relationships have problems and end and affect people This course will also explore how interpersonal relationships are similar and different across diverse social identities and relationship structures. Techniques and skills for improving interactions are considered. The knowledge acquired from this course will form a base for counselling and its applications in professional practice.
- Teacher: Krishna Mohan